Compare 2018 Buick Regal vs 2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Buick Regal
2018 Subaru Outback
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4-Door Sedan Essence AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan Essence AWD 21 29 $32,515 $33,870
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan Essence FWD 22 32 $30,499 $31,770
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan FWD 22 32 $24,865 $24,990
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan GS AWD 19 27 $37,507 $39,070
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan Preferred FWD 22 32 $26,563 $27,670
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan Preferred II AWD 21 29 $30,499 $31,770
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan Preferred II FWD 22 32 $28,579 $29,770
Regal TourX 5-Door Wgn AWD 21 29 $28,924 $29,070
Regal TourX 5-Door Wgn Essence AWD 21 29 $33,667 $35,070
Regal TourX 5-Door Wgn Preferred AWD 21 29 $31,363 $32,670
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 2.5i 25 32 $24,360 $25,895
Outback 2.5i Limited 25 32 $30,623 $32,695
Outback 2.5i Premium 25 32 $26,351 $27,995
Outback 2.5i Touring 25 32 $34,111 $36,490
Outback 3.6R Limited 20 27 $33,064 $35,395
Outback 3.6R Touring 20 27 $36,089 $38,690

2018 Subaru Outback vs. 2018 Buick Regal TourX: Compare Cars

Few vehicles boast an image as crystal clear as the 2018 Subaru Outback—a wagon version of the automaker’s Legacy sedan that went to finishing school at Outward Bound. This year, a new competitor from a most unlikely source is eager to nab a few would-be Outback buyers. Enter the 2018 Buick Regal TourX, a German-built, German-designed wagon on short stilts that brings a lot to the party.

The Regal TourX is part of Buick’s three-prong mid-size car strategy and it joins the hatchback Regal Sportback and Regal Sportback GS models. There’s no Regal sedan, and that’s just all right with the folks at Buick. Overall, we favor the Outback at 7.8 out of 10 points compared to the Regal lineup’s 7.0 out of 10, but there are plenty of reasons to consider either of these rugged crossover alternatives.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,515
$24,360
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,870
$25,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$565 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Roomy and pleasant to drive, the 2018 Buick Regal is a crossover in car clothing. Unless you really need three rows of seats, the 2018 Subaru Outback is the sensible SUV alternative.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 108.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 108.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 189.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
60.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
31.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 73.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 41.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 35.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 77.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 35.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 46.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
17 x - TBD - 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
16 x - TBD - 11.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.3 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 36.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R18 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
R0X NA
Front Tire Size
245/45R18 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R0X NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 270
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4096 3622
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4000 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5400 175 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MRC NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.58 - 0.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Sportback Subaru Outback
Body Style
Sedan Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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